Koala Shares a Drink of Water With Family’s Dog in Australian Backyard

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Australia is suffering immensely at the moment with the out of control bushfires that have been burning for months now.

Not only are the people of Australia struggling, but the wildlife has truly taken a hit.

Now over a billion animals have perished in the fires, and lots more injured in animal hospitals.

However, there are some positive moments coming out from the tragic news updates. Keep scrolling for some truly incredible pictures of how the Australian community has come together to save their native animals, including an adorable video showing a dog and koala’s instant bond.

The country is facing its worst bushfire crisis in decades, and the results so far have been catastrophic – twenty-nine people have died, over 5,900 buildings have been destroyed, and thousands of people’s lives have been changed forever.

Heartbreaking statistics this week found that 1 billion animals have died since the fires started back in September of 2019.

The people of Australia have been working tirelessly to save as many animals as possible, so keep scrolling for some truly incredible photographs…

Bear, along with his handlers, has been working non-stop at the aid of koala bears in need.

In the end, the car was filled with some (slightly confused) koala bears and they were driven to their nearest koala sanctuary.

A kind soul invited this little group of koala bears into their home to escape the unbearable heat in a garden.

A kangaroo is beyond dehydrated…

And despite their usually timid nature, it approaches a helpful young man who is offering the creature some ice-cold water.

The fortunate kangaroo even got an ice bath out of it!

The firefighters of Australia have truly made a difference by saving countless people and animals over the months.

He was rescued by a volunteer in a fire zone and he hitched a ride to the nearest animal sanctuary after being given a cold bottle of water.

The Irwin family has helped so much towards wildlife…

They have already helped over 90,000 animals, and they still continue to work non-stop amidst the growing fires.

And they will always make sure that no animal is left behind or forgotten about.

This sheep-dog helped save a flock of sheep from the bushfires!

The sheep had a very narrow escape, as you can see from the smokey skies.

The joey has been named Haze and he was rescued by another amazing volunteer firefighter – as you can see, he’s been kept nice and warm in a knitted pouch.

The brave woman ran into the burning forest and used her own clothes to wrap up the little koala, who was later named Lewis. Sadly, Lewis later passed away from his injuries, but all the credit goes to this selfless and incredible woman.

An Australian zookeeper saved his animals by taking them home

Yes, that’s giraffes you see wandering around in his back yard.

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Adelaide Hills are a pretty dangerous place to be right now, so this little guy was very lucky to be picked up by his rescuers.

And this koala got very lucky in South Australia.

This koala, who is named Dolly, was very distressed but after a cold bath in a wheelbarrow to cool her feet down, she soon settled down after a drink and some pain relief before being transferred to a koala sanctuary. Keep scrolling to see the cute bond between a dog and Koala.

Rusty the dog has a regular visitor in his backyard in South Australia.

Rusty’s owners, the Stone family have given the little koala the name Quasi.

The pair seem to share a special bond beneath the trees.

Danielle Stone captures the moment Quasi meets Rusty for a drink.

Quasi takes a quick sip before the pair share a mutual nuzzle.

When the Stone family spot Quasi making his way over to the veranda they cut eucalyptus leaves off a nearby tree for him to nibble on.

Danielle Stone says “Rusty doesn’t mind sharing the water bowl at all. I think humans could learn a thing or two from this pair.” Keep scrolling to see the adorable video.

It already has 150,000 shares on Facebook, and rightly so.

He wrote, “These two have known each other for several years. Special when you see something like this which is natural and unstaged.”  

The pair have warmed hearts all across the world, at a time when spirits are low. While the tragedy in Australia continues, it’s little moments like this that keep people hopeful for the future.